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Dietary Host/Patient Server

Boys Town & Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE
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Assists patients with menu selections based on identified dietary needs, available meal choices, and a prescribed nutrition program/system. Prepares and serves food at an assigned location, while maintaining a clean and organized workspace.


  • Assists patients with making appropriate menu selections based on their identified dietary needs by utilizing the available meal choices and prescribed nutrition program.

  • Interacts with patients, families, and hospital staff in a friendly, welcoming, and professional manner.

  • As applicable, makes recommendations to patients and families based off of basic dietary restrictions and needs

  • Answers basic dietary and nutrition questions in relation to the available menu selections/options.

  • Retrieves and documents patient food orders, prepares trays for service, delivers meal trays and other food related requests. Ensuring patient orders are accurate and complete.

  • Retrieves patient trays post meal in a timely fashion.

  • Prepares and serves food, cleans, and sanitizes kitchen and equipment, and ensures proper food storage in assigned location.

  • Sets up trays prior to meal service, ensuring quality and timeliness.

  • Prepares food sections as needed.

  • Maintains proper Joint Commission and HACCP food safety policies and sanitization procedures for service and for clean-up, including washing of dishes and equipment.

  • Sanitizes and cleans kitchen and service area and dining room tables per daily, weekly, and monthly guidelines.

  • Ensures food is properly stored and handled and takes and records food temperatures as required.


  • Knowledge of Federal Sanitation regulations concerning facilities, equipment, and utensils.

  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of dish machine, ovens, steamers, slicers, freezers, and refrigeration.

  • Basic knowledge of nutrition and ability to learn about specialized menu requirements.

  • Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner.

  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining quality standards.

  • Strong verbal communication skills for positive interactions with patients.


  • Ability to read, write, and utilize a designated Nutrition Program system, under the direction of certified Registered Dietitian(s)required.

  • Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays based on established work schedule required.

  • ServSafe Food Handlers certified required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

  • Previous work experience in food services is preferred.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Boys Townit is the foundation of who we are and what we do.

At Boys Town, we cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. A unique feature for employees and their dependents enrolled in medical benefits are reduced to no cost visits for services performed by a Boys Town provider at a Boys Town location. Additional costs savings for the employee and their dependents are found in our pharmacy benefits with low to zero-dollar co-pays on certain maintenance drugs. Boys Town takes your mental health seriously with no cost mental health visits to an in-network provider. We help our employees prepare for retirement with a generous match on their 401K or 401K Roth account. Additional benefits include tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted July 13, 2024
Date Closes August 12, 2024
Requisition REQ-2023-1873
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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